Hand in Hand Alumni Volunteer with Arabic-Speaking Hospital Patients
Our amazing alumni started a brand-new volunteer project this week in the Pediatric Oncology unit of Hadassah Hospital. Many of the unit's patients come for treatment from Gaza and the West Bank, and, because they don't speak any Hebrew, experience feelings of isolation and loneliness while they are far away from their communities. As Arabic speakers, our…Read more
Jerusalem and Kfar Saba Celebrate Olive Harvest
Recently, Hand in Hand’s Jerusalem and Kfar Saba communities marked the fall harvest by spending the weekend picking olives. On Friday morning, parents and children arrived to olive groves near their cities, excited to learn about the olive plant and share in all kinds of fun, olive-y activities. For our Kfar Saba community, this was the…Read more
Hand in Hand Goes Back to School
Happy first day of school! Today, six Hand in Hand schools welcomed nearly 2,000 Jewish and Arab students back for the 2018-2019 school year. From our first campus to our newest school, students and teachers were beyond excited to begin the new semester. One of the most exciting events of the day,…Read more
Read: Where David and Dawud Play Together at Recess
Click below to read an English -language article featuring both the Hand in Hand and the Hagar schools. https://www.israel21c.org/where-david-and-dawud-play-together-at-recess/Read more
Thousands Gather to Protest the Nation-State Law
Thousands of Jews and Arabs gathered in central Tel Aviv, standing up for shared living and against the Nation-State Law. Hand in Hand community staff planned and executed the event, which included the biggest public Arabic lesson in Israeli history, and performances by well-known Arab and Jewish musicians, like Mira…Read more
Shared Society is Under Attack - a letter from CEO Dani Elazar
Dear Friends, I am writing to share an important development that we have been grappling with in recent weeks - as a country and as Hand in Hand. Both in the Knesset and in the streets there are attempts to divide Jews and Arabs and to entrench discrimination against Arabs…Read more
Watch: Hand in Hand- a WeWork Creator Awards Finalist!
Hand in Hand was a finalist at the WeWork Creator Awards in Jerusalem. Efrat Meyer, Senior teacher and Vicky Makhoul, a recent graduate accepted the $18,000 prize on our behalf. Efrat was Vicky's teacher for six years, and continue to be in touch. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3mfvq81xT4[/embed] “We live in a difficult reality.…Read more
Read: Hand in Hand in Yediot Aharonot, "Preschool of Hope"
Read the English language article featuring Hand in Hand by Israel's most pre-eminent newspaper, Yediot Aharanot. yediot_aharonot_article_about_the_hand_in_hand_preschool_in_beit_berl_-_may_2018Read more
Watch: How do we respond to events in Gaza? Israel's Channel 1 (Kan) News story about the Hand in Hand bilingual school in Beit Berl
"How do Jewish and Arab parents disconnect themselves from the images of people killed in Gaza, of scared children in the Jewish towns around Gaza, from violent protests and racist chants?” This was the question posed by Israel’s Channel 1 journalist for a piece about Hand in Hand’s school in…Read more
Memorial Day at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School
This post comes to you from the morning of Israel’s Memorial Day at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School. Two sixth-grade girls are alone in the big, empty gym. One in a black shirt with white writing, her friend in a white shirt with black writing. Soon there…Read more
Read: Hand in Hand's Jaffa school featured in Haaretz newspaper
Read the English language article featuring Hand in Hand in Israel's Haaretz newspaper. haaretz_article_about_jaffa_school_april_2018Read more
Watch and Listen: Hand in Hand on BBC!
In April 2018, BBC journalists visited our Wadi Ara School and interviewed teachers and students. [embed]https://www.facebook.com/BBCworldhacks/videos/10155773647087217/[/embed] There was also a special BBC podcast episode about Hand in Hand, where they interviewed Ned Lazarus, an expert in conflict resolution and a Professor of International Affairs who has been researching Hand in Hand…Read more